In today’s “Let’s make Eric feel old” news: He-Man is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.
I was never a big He-Man fan, though it did have its campy allure, but it was such a part of my childhood’s pop culture, I couldn’t help but feel a twang of agony at that bit of news. Like when you hear songs from the ’80s on the “Oldies” station.
So how did I run across this tidbit? In DC’s announcement of a new “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe” comic that will be published in July. Here’s DC’s description of the book, to be written by James Robinson (I still greatly miss his “Leave It to Chance”), with pencils by Phillip Tan and inks from Ruy Jose.
“In the new series, Robinson reintroduces the Masters of the Universe to comic readers with Skeletor having won a major victory and rewriting the world of Eternia where he now rules from Castle Grayskull and the Masters have no memory of their former glory. Adam is a simple woodsman haunted by dreams of a heroic warrior, wielding a powerful sword in battle. He is found by a mysterious sorceress who tells him his dreams are of the way the world should be, that he is Eternia’s champion He-Man. Adam sets off on a quest to regain his power and reawaken the Masters of the Universe.”
I may even check this out, if only because Robinson is writing. If the cover art is indicative of the interior art, I’m not impressed.
I’m guessing it’s not part of the New 52, but you never know.